We are always looking for enthusiastic people who share in our vision and can help us achieve our mission. Maybe you could be a part of our team or support us by volunteering with us! Our success depends on the hard work and enthusiasm of our staff and volunteers. Working at Artcore Gallery presents inspiring opportunities, including the chance to discover new hobbies, take part in community projects and even create works of art of your own.

We receive enquiries regarding job vacancies, work experience, work placements and volunteering. All our available opportunities are advertised in this section of the website.

STAND UP!: Artist Call for Submissions

Deadline for Submissions: 5pm, 17th February 2020

Opening Night: 5thMarch 2020, 5.30pm-7.30pm 

Exhibition Dates: 6th March 2020 to 28th March 2020

At Artcore Gallery our spring open show, STAND UP!, invites artists from across the world to explore and celebrate International Women’s Day.

STAND UP! will investigate the role of women in the arts, and their huge impact on the cultural fabric of contemporary society. It will be a platform for artists to re-imagine citizenship, identity and women’s labour with a view to informing new visions for the future, in testing times.

STAND UP! will concentrate on artworks focused within the political structure of feminism as well as women impacted by the movement. All media will be considered—including painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, and performance art—along with all themes based under the wider umbrella of feminism, such as media, geography, formal concerns, collective aesthetic, and political impulses.

This exhibition will provide a unique glimpse into the creative processes of women in the arts, their own individual practices, and how their collaborative ideas have recently impacted new investigation on gender equality in contemporary art practices alongside how far women have come in the art world, and how it has been life-saving and changing.

How to Apply:

The application form can be downloaded from here. You can also download Terms & Conditions here.

Graphic and Web Design Volunteer

Artcore and Designcore are looking for a self-motivated and passionate graphic and web design volunteer. Artcore is a visual arts charity with a group of professional artists working within communities locally, nationally and internationally. Artcore’s long-term objective is to use arts and crafts as a vehicle to strengthen community cohesion, educate, raise awareness and provide a platform for development. Through our work we are committed to bringing change into the lives of people of all ages, abilities, cultural and ethnic backgrounds through creative activities.You will be working within our growing organisation to assist in creating flyers, updating our websites and building our online following. You will also be assisting in the growth of our web design company, Designcore, building our client base, designing and creating products and marketing the business through social media and other online channels.


  • Creating flyers for upcoming projects
  • Updating our websites with reports, upcoming events and images
  • Editing photos and images for promotion
  • Assisting in the growth of Designcore, including helping clients and meeting deadlines
  • Marketing Designcore online
  • Coming up with new and innovative design ideas
  • Working with our Graphic Designer and Artistic Director to create quality products
  • Writing copy to add to promotional material


  • In second/third year of Bachelors degree in Graphic or Website Design
  • Organised with good time management skills
  • Able to meet deadlines with a high standard of work
  • Experience with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe, Adobe In Design, Photoshop and WordPress as well as other related programmes
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Energetic, self-motivated and proactive
  • Creativity and innovation in coming up with new ideas and designing products
  • The ability to successfully work independently and as part of a team

Answerable to Graphic Designer, Programme Manager.

Location: Artcore, 3 Charnwood Street, Derby, DE1 2GT

To apply, please send in your CV with a cover letter to admin@artcoreuk.com

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering at Artcore can boost self-confidence and motivation. Working as part of our group will give you the chance to build communication skills, meet new people and learn how to work in a team. In terms of your career, Artcore can help your CV stand out from the rest. Volunteering shows commitment and passion, which are qualities that any employer will appreciate. Volunteers can gain official recognition for their efforts, for example in the form of a Inspired award. Artcore volunteers have been acknowledged by certificates and a fantastic job reference. Volunteering can open up exciting opportunities; in the past Artcore volunteers have obtained work placements in Italy, Malta and Spain.

Our volunteers contribute to the community and have the chance to make a positive impression on the lives of the people they work with. Volunteers have the opportunity to inspire people. Volunteering at Artcore will give you the opportunity to gain skills and confidence, expand your horizons and build new and lasting relationships.

If you are interested in applying for any of these positions, please send your CV to: info@artcoreuk.com


Volunteers will work on visual arts projects, working alongside other artists to deliver projects. Volunteers will gain experience working in a variety of mediums with a variety of people and experience different cultures and styles. Mediums used include plaster, clay, mosaic and painting. Volunteers must be enthusiastic, hard-working and motivated. An interest in art is essential. Experience of working in this field would be advantageous.


A volunteer position is available for fundraising for a non-profit organisation

Administration Assistant

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a non-profit organisation as an administration assistant. The role entails providing general administrative support, greeting visitors and responding to a broad range of enquiries. Tasks will include drafting and sending out documents, taking notes of meetings and producing minutes, dealing with enquiries and maintaining the filing system.

Support Assistant

Volunteer to offer general support. Applicants are required to be flexible and work in all areas. This includes office based administrative tasks, housekeeping, and hands-on tasks.

Graphic Designer

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a non-profit organisation as a graphic design apprentice. The role involves working on design projects from concept to completion as well as providing constructive feedback on other design projects.

Painter and decorator

Volunteers will carry out painting, decorating and hands-on tasks at Artcore premises. These will include building maintenance, preparing exhibition space and installing the exhibitions themselves.

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